Perez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays.
Since returning from the 60-day injured list July 3, Perez has settled into a near-equal timeshare with Austin Hedges after previously serving as Cleveland's clear No. 1 catcher. In Cleveland's last 24 games with both backstops active, Perez has picked up 13 starts, while Hedges will be behind the plate Monday for the 11th time during that stretch. Expect the starts between the two catchers to remain relatively equitable the rest of the way.
Perez isn't starting Saturday's game against Tampa Bay, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Perez has gone just 2-for-15 with a solo home run, three walks and seven strikeouts since the All-Star break, and he'll be out of the lineup for a third consecutive game as he may have lost his hold on the starting job behind the dish. Austin Hedges will start at catcher once again and bat eighth.
Perez is out of the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.
Perez is 2-for-15 since the All-Star break and finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest. Austin Hedges will work behind the plate again Friday for Cleveland.
Perez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Austin Hedges will handle catching duties in the series opener while Perez rests. Since returning to action earlier this month after an extended stay on the injured list while he recovered from surgery to repair a fractured finger, Perez is hitting .206 with three home runs, six RBI and four runs in 10 games.
Perez Is on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Astros.
Perez went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks Monday and is now hitting .241 with three home runs and six RBI in eight games since returning from his finger injury. Austin Hedges will start behind the dish and bat eighth Tuesday.
Perez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.
He's gone 6-for-23 in six games since returning from the injured list, with three of those hits being home runs. Perez has driven in six runs in that span. Austin Hedges will take over behind the dish.
Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in a 5-4 loss to Oakland on Friday.
Perez got Cleveland on the board with his fifth-inning solo shot off Oakland starter Sean Manaea but failed to do anything productive in his other three at-bats. The backstop has now gone deep in each of his last three games and is slashing an improved .261/.261/.696 in six July games.
Perez is not starting Sunday's series finale against the Royals.
Perez enjoyed his best game of the season Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Homers in consecutive games have the 32-year-old at five heading into the All-Star break, though he's primed for a bigger second half after being limited to only 24 games by a finger injury. Austin Hedges is catching and batting eighth Sunday.
Perez will be on the bench for Friday's game against the Royals.
Perez will sit for the second time in three games despite homering Thursday. Austin Hedges takes over behind the plate in his absence.
Perez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Royals.
Perez took Scott Barlow deep with two out in the eighth inning to give Cleveland a 4-3 lead, the fourth homer of the year for Perez. The veteran catcher returned from a two-month injury absence July 4 and, after going hitless in his first game back, has managed a hit in each of his last three games (3-for-12). It's at least a small measure of progress for Perez, who was slashing just .131/.274/.295 in 73 plate appearances at the time of his injury.
Perez isn't starting Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rays.
Perez will get a breather after he went 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout in Wednesday's matinee. Austin Hedges will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Perez isn't starting Saturday's game against the Astros.
Perez was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday after he missed two months with a finger injury, but he won't be in the lineup for his first game after rejoining the 26-man roster. Austin Hedges will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Cleveland is likely to activate Perez (finger) from the 60-day injured list before Saturday's game against the Astros, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Perez, who suffered the finger injury May 3, has been rehabbing with Triple-A Columbus since June 23, going 2-for-15 with four walks in those games. Though he hit just .131 before the injury, the 32-year-old will likely return to the top of Cleveland's offensively-inept catching depth chart.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Perez (finger) will resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Perez, who has been on the shelf since early May after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured finger on his left hand, has thus far appeared in six games during his rehab assignment, going 2-for-12 with a 3:4 BB:K. He was removed in his rehab game Wednesday after bruising his hand, but follow-up examinations revealed nothing concerning. After getting Thursday off to rest, Perez is expected to be ready to catch for Columbus on Friday in what should be his final rehab appearance. If Perez comes out of Friday's game fine, Cleveland could activate him as soon as Saturday.
Perez (finger) exited his rehab game at Double-A Akron on Tuesday after suffering a right hand contusion, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Perez was reportedly hit by a ball, though it's not clear if the injury occurred when he was hitting or behind the plate. Per Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal, manager Terry Francona said that the injury is nothing to be concerned about. Perez may need to take a day or two off before getting back behind the dish, but he should continue to stay on track for a mid-July activation from the 60-day IL.
Perez (finger) could be ready to go on a rehab assignment in the next week or so, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Perez has been throwing for over a week, but it's unclear how much progress the catcher has made in his throwing program. Since he's on the 60-day injured list, the catcher isn't eligible to return until mid-July at the earliest.
Perez (finger) had the pin removed from his finger and started throwing Tuesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
The news has no immediate impact on Perez's return timeline, but it's positive news nonetheless for the veteran catcher, who hasn't played since May 3. Once activated, Perez will likely slot in as Cleveland's top catching option ahead of Austin Hedges and Rene Rivera.
Cleveland transferred Perez (finger) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
After having three pins inserted into his fractured right ring finger two weeks earlier, Perez was already expected to remain out for at least two months, so the move to the 60-day IL won't affect his recovery timeline. Cleveland will likely continue to lean on Austin Hedges as its No. 1 catcher through the All-Star break.
Perez had three pins inserted into his right ring finger Friday and will be sidelined 8-to-10 weeks, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old was originally expected to try and play through the injury, but he instead underwent surgery to address the fracture Friday. Perez is now slated to be out until the second half of the season with the All-Star break little more than two months away. Austin Hedges should serve as Cleveland's primary catcher in the meantime, with Rene Rivera handling backup duties.
Perez underwent surgery to repair his fractured ring finger Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Previous reports had indicated that Perez intended to play through the injury. He or his team evidently changed those plans, however, as he landed on the injured list Wednesday and underwent surgery two days later. His expected return date is not yet clear. Austin Hedges and Rene Rivera will split time behind the plate in his absence.
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